More from Michael Leach’s, Why Stay Catholic? Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question
At the end of the novel Diary of a Country Priest, a young priest lies dying, waiting for an old pastor to arrive and administer the last rites.
The friend at his bedside worries that the pastor won’t get there on time and the priest will not receive the Church’s last blessing. The dying priest senses his concern and, in a halting but clear voice says, “Does it matter? Grace is everywhere.”
The church may not always be there for us, but Catholicism teaches that God is everywhere for us. That’s all that matters.
Aren’t you glad we live in a world where “Grace is everywhere”?